Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis in which the joint’s cartilage breaks down, causing pain, stiffness, and limited use of those joints. Pain results from inflammation, which can be treated, and joint damage, which cannot be treated with medication.
Polymyositis is a treatable disease in which the muscles become weak.
Vasculitis causes inflammation of the blood vessels. It can be mild or serious. Effective treatment is generally available.
Scleroderma is a disease in which the skin thickens and hardens. It commonly affects the lungs and may affect other organs.
Sjogren’s Syndrome is an autoimmune disorder that causes dry eyes and dry mouth.